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Car plate change after Canton change?

Hi,
I have a car plate registered in Lausanne and now I have moved to Geneva.
Do I need to change my car plate?
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Re: Car plate change after Canton change?

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Hi,
I have a car plate registered in Lausanne and now I have moved to Geneva.
Do I need to change my car plate?
Yes

You could save some money by just painting over the VD & getting some letters to say GE, not sure if it's legal.
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Old 11.11.2015, 16:58
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Re: Car plate change after Canton change?

Yes, but no rush.

My daughter finally changed her TI plates to AG after nearly two years (and bypassing BE plates in the interim).

I had ZH plates for at least 6 months after moving to TI.

Tom
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Re: Car plate change after Canton change?

I dont know the requirement for changing but I have few infos:

-I think it's based for the insurance, and changing Canton will impact on the car insurance price.
-When you'll drop the VD plates (either in GE or VD), you'll receive a bill for it, from VD (something like 20chf maybe? ). Even if the destination canton has a zero franc policy for returning the plates.

In VAUD, you have officially a delay of 14 days to announce your arrival in the canton. You'll get new permis, etc... and... feeeees!

In GE it's not very clear, but it appears you need to fill a form for requesting new plates and providing the old canton's plates:

http://ge.ch/vehicules/formulaires/d...mmatriculation
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Re: Car plate change after Canton change?

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I dont know the requirement for changing but I have few infos:

-I think it's based for the insurance, and changing Canton will impact on the car insurance price.
-When you'll drop the VD plates (either in GE or VD), you'll receive a bill for it, from VD (something like 20chf maybe? ). Even if the destination canton has a zero franc policy for returning the plates.

In VAUD, you have officially a delay of 14 days to announce your arrival in the canton. You'll get new permis, etc... and... feeeees!

In GE it's not very clear, but it appears you need to fill a form for requesting new plates and providing the old canton's plates:

http://ge.ch/vehicules/formulaires/d...mmatriculation
You only pay if you want them back after a certain period, such as if you depose them for 3 months when you lose your license. By deposing them, you stop the tax and insurance until you take them back, and you need to store the vehicle off public roads, ie in a garage.

The car is NOT insured during this time, it may be advisable to arrange a parking insurance during this time.
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Yes, but no rush.

My daughter finally changed her TI plates to AG after nearly two years (and bypassing BE plates in the interim).

I had ZH plates for at least 6 months after moving to TI.

Tom
I think you'll find it's either 10 or 14 days officially but with many other things sometimes you can get away with it.

You can do it by post, just check online with the new canton STVA and see what they say.
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I think you'll find it's either 10 or 14 days
I tried, but they wouldn't let me (US person with CH wife), so I waited untill they got around to giving me a permit.

Strange, didn't they want the money?

Tom
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Yes

You could save some money by just painting over the VD & getting some letters to say GE, not sure if it's legal.
Puuurfectly legal, go for it...
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